A Brief History of Tassajara: From Native American Sweat Lodges to Pioneering Zen Monastery


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Cuke Press
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6.0 X 0.6 X 9.0 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Marilyn McDonald was born in Glendale, California, on November 26, 1940. She went to Hartnell College in Salinas, California. From the mid-1970s to mid-1980s she was a frequent guest and student at Tassajara Zen Mt. Center in Monterey County and devoted herself to research on the history of that well-known hot springs. After that she lived with her parrot and many favorite dogs in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She earned her R.N. and worked as a nurse for almost two decades. She died on January 3, 2017. She is survived by all five of her children: Larry, Lee, Peter, John, and Mary.
David Chadwick (foreword, afterword, editor, production, minor design) - Born in Fort Worth, Texas, 1945. Went to San Francisco in 1966, got involved with the SF Zen Center. Helped Tassajara Zen Mountain Center get up and running from 1967. Ordained as a priest by the San Fransisco Zen Center founder, Shunryu Suzuki in 1971. Lives in Bali, Indonesia with his wife Katrinka McKay since 2013 where he continues his writing and archiving about Shunryu Suzuki and those whose paths crossed in those early years of the SFZC. He has two sons, Kelly and Clayton. His main web site is www.cuke.com